Whirlaway: 1941 Triple Crown Winner
This biography of the Triple Crown winner Whirlaway is part of the Unofficial Thoroughbred Hall of Fame. Horse racing fans, students of pedigree, and history buffs will enjoy this website, which includes the biographies of many great thoroughbreds, as well as information on Eclipse Awards, Horse of the Year, Classic winners, and Hall of Fame members. Also has an extensive database.
2018 Zenyatta Celebration Results
We're proud to share the news that the 2018 Zenyatta Celebration was our most successful year yet! Thanks to our generous community, we raised over $40,000 for Retired Racehorse Project. We're so grateful for every contribution, big and small, and for the fans who continue to show up year after year
Spectacular Bid - Feb. 3, 1989: Apprentice jockey Nate Hubbard hung on for second literally when his horse, Sweetwater Oak, stumbled near the finish line at Golden Gate Fields and flipped the rider out of his saddle. As he tumbled forward, Hubbard grabbed on to the filly’s neck and hung in mid-air until the race was over. The track stewards ruled it an official finish because Hubbards feet never touched the ground and Sweetwater Oak carried her assigned weight throughout the race.
Gypsy Moon's Enchanted Chronicles
Gypsy Moon's Enchanted Chronicles...my ramblings, thoughts and images of what I like (and what I don't like). Obviously I like Stevie...that's why she is on top of this blog. Follow me and you'll get...
Seattle Slew (1974-2002) - Find A Grave Memorial
Racehorse. The 10th Triple Crown Winner, he was known as The People's Horse. He was the legendary winner of the 1977 Triple Crown who became one of racing's greatest sires. Purchased for only $17,500, he won 14 of 17 races and earned $1,208,726 during his career. In retirement he sired nearly 1,000 colts earning fees...
Secretariat’s daughter, Lady’s Secret, and one of her foals. Lady’s Secret was retired with career earnings of $3,021,325, a record for a filly or mare at the time. None of her progeny were of particular note. (Tony Leonard Collection)
July at Lane's End
Happy Wednesday! Last week was a special one for the web team. We packed our cameras and muck boots and headed to Lane's End to catch up with Zenyatta and her boys. We roamed around the paddock with Zenny and 13Z (with pockets full of peppermints), spent a day with Coz to observe his new rout
The Preakness The Woodlawn Vase ￼
The Preakness Woodlawn Vase is awarded to the winner of the Preakness Stakes. (To win this ... one of my big dreams ... Jo -- also the Haskell!!)
Racing’s Unforgettable Rivalries: Sunday Silence and Easy Goer
Advancements in airline travel had an amazingly profound impact on everyday life in this country. It brought the eastern and western shores closer together, and created business opportunities that would have seemed ridiculous a century ago. Trans-continental flights allowed professional franchises to expand into the Golden State of California in the late 1950s and it wasn’t
Sunday Silence: A Fighter 'Til the End
He arrived 30 years ago today. Undersized and bow-legged, no one could have predicted back then this charcoal son of Halo would soon reach the pinnacle of his sport. That he would defy conventional wisdom, transcend expectation, vanquish all comers and captivate the world in a brief but extraordinary career. Who could have imagined this …